Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

This program is offered at the Jackson and Madison campuses.

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies at Belhaven University provides students with a Biblical foundation for life and for ministry. At the heart of the Biblical Studies degree at Belhaven is the conviction that the Bible is God’s Word and that it is the final authority for faith (what we believe about God) and life (how we are called to live). In light of this, all courses are taught from the view that the Bible is God’s revealed truth and that it is relevant for our lives. In addition to this commitment to the Bible as the Word of God, the Biblical Studies degree program is designed for students to grow academically in their knowledge of God’s Word, spiritually in their relationships with Jesus Christ, and practically in their preparation for ministry.

A degree in biblical studies will give each student the flexibility they need to complete their degree at their own pace. Students who earn this Bible degree can go into ministry positions that includes pastoral ministry, working with youth or children, counseling, teachers or missionaries. Belhaven also offers an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies as well as a Certificate in Biblical Studies.

Belhaven University is an exciting place to study the Bible and to prepare for ministry, and the Biblical Studies major at Belhaven serves as an excellent foundation for life and for ministry!

  • 124 credit hours
  • Attend classes one night a week
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children's Ministry
  • Counselor
  • Christian Education
  • Missionary
  • Chaplain

Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
Old Testament
BIB 220 Exploring the Old Testament 3
BIB 303 The Books of Moses 3
BIB 307 Old Testament Historical & Poetic Books 3
BIB 308 Old Testament Prophetic Books 3
New Testament
BIB 221 Exploring the New Testament 3
BIB 310 The Life and Teachings of Jesus 3
BIB 311 Acts and Paul 3
BIB 317 Hebrews to Revelation 3
Scripture/Theology/Practical Theology
BIB 302 Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB 350 The Nature and Purpose of the Church 3
BIB 408 Global Perspectives 3
BIB 360 Global Social Responsibility 3
BIB 341 Introduction to Christian Doctrine 3
Core 39
General Ed 40
Electives 45
Total 124

View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

The Human Services Concentration is for students who plan to work directly with people in need and offers theoretical and applied preparation for careers in helping professions. In addition, this concentration:

  • Provides students the opportunity to learn about why groups of people do what they do in any given situation, what motivates groups of people to act, or react, and about quality of life issues
  • Helps students effectively work with families of all cultures or race as well as with families that suffer from different problems and issues
  • Prepares students for careers as caseworkers in a variety of social services settings by enhancing their knowledge, skills and values within a Christian Worldview
  • Enlightens the students with knowledge of current social problems, how families function, information about race, gender and diversity and basic information concerning death, dying and grief

Curriculum Summary - Human Services Concentration

Course # Course Name Credits
SOC 201 Social Problems 3
SOC 202 The Family 3
SOC 220 Race, Gender, and Diversity 3
SOC 310 Death, Dying, and Grief 3

These rates are for August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2020.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $395
Undergraduate Military – currently serving $250
Undergraduate Military – Veteran or Spouse $316

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